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Jan. 29th, 2005 | 05:10 pm
mood: irritatedirritated
music: Franz Ferdinand- Cheating on You

Rant #2, for the lovely sweet_pepper.

Feminine Hygeine Product Commercials


Just about anyone on this flist can agree with my that advertising pretty much sucks nowadays. You can't watch 15 minutes of TV withouth seeing 5 minutes of commercials. And when people aren't trying to sell me things that I absolutely don't need- for instance, Gap clothing, a new type of vacuum cleaner, beer- they're trying to convince me to buy things that I would buy regardless because uh, duh, you need it. Like toilet paper, paper towels, milk, and dishwasher fluid. I hate those sorts of commercials. ESPECIALLY if they're advertising tampons or pads.

Because, okay. I'm going to buy the damned things anyway. And I know exactly what I want when I have to but them. After the first couple of times around you discover exactly what is necessary to get you through. So why are these people trying to tell me otherwise? What's the point of trying to tell me otherwise on national television? I mean, seriously. Do these people know how incredibly embarrassing it is to be sitting on the couch with your brother and your father and have one of those come on the TV? AUTOMATIC AWKWARDNESS! Even though they don't say anything, they're secretly thinking "Eeew" and I'm thinking "I don't need to see that." Imagine if it were your crush you were sitting next to. The horror!

Then, okay, I've got this whole stigma against the way that tampon commercials are shot that doesn't exactly help. Every girl on this list knows how much having your period sucks, and most of the guys probably do, too. So why do these advertisers want to convince us otherwise. Really, why do they try? They get a bunch of attractive young women, dress them in white, and have them smile for the camera. Or smile for the camera while jumping over rain puddles. Because, you know, the girl in the commercial is really happy to have her period because she has Kotex Leak Guard or whatever. Because the product they're selling not only will absolutely without a doubt garunteed prevent leaks no matter what and will also relief all symptoms of PMS. She is, in fact, ecstatic to have her period, because that means that she gets to use her Kotex Leak Guards.

Pish.

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Amiable shooty bang bang fun

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from: sweet_pepper
date: Jan. 31st, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
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Nail, meet head. In a most violent way.

Spot on! I HATE THE BLOODY THINGS. And the last paragraph made me laugh, so two points pour toi!

x

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yes is a pleasant country.

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from: the_andorran
date: Jan. 31st, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Thanks muchly! *bows*

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Aurora

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from: naitre
date: Jan. 31st, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
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The dressing in all white part of these commercials is what really gets me. I mean, I'm sorry, but that's just asking for it. “It” being a big red spot to appear on your rear that some random peer is going to point out in front of a crowd! I know it's suppose to make the consumer all "oh, I can wear white that week, woo-hoo," but come on!

*Deep breath*

Your rant made me rant-y. Congrats!

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evil and a heathen

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from: lucy_lupin
date: Feb. 1st, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
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I thought I would leave this on your journal rather than emailing you and causing you to think, "Who the hell is this person and why do they have my email address?" I'm burning your cds as we speak. I need your snail mail address. Could you please send it to:

hayley_mitchell@graffiti.net

Thanks.

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DolorousGaze

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from: circean0circle
date: Feb. 12th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Hi Meg, I found you on Malu's journal and you look uber-cool. Please friend me?

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yes is a pleasant country.

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from: the_andorran
date: Feb. 12th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Wow, uber-cool? I'd usually consider myself more of a geeky, sort of cool in my own way. Thanks. :) *happily friends*

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